Farmers are dedicated workers and loyal people. You probably want to buy the farmer in your life a gift that wows them, but you have to admit, they can be hard to buy for. What do you get for the person who already has everything they need?
Farmers can happily live off the land, and more often than not, they would prefer a practical gift instead of fancy trinkets. If a farmer needs something, chances are they already have it or have made it themselves.
If you’re stumped on what to get your farmer, read this list for 5 creative Christmas gift ideas.
1. Personalised Signage
Give the property some personality with a custom farm sign to hang from the entry gate or from the farmhouse. A classic engraved wood sign adds a rustic and traditional aesthetic to a farm property. You could spruce things up with a colourful, modern metal sign. There is plenty of customisable sign making services to suit your needs. Here are a couple of options.
2. New boots
If the farmer in your life is anything like the ones we know, then they’ve been relying on one trusty pair of boots for years. If they’re starting to look a little too warn in, maybe it’s time to gift them an upgrade. Even if the farmer’s old reliable boots have a few more years in them, they’ll be grateful for having a new set lined up.
3. Custom Rotomoulded Accessories
The best gift you can give to a farmer is something practical. At Global Rotomoulding, we can create custom plastic products (exclusively for manufacturing purposes) for a range of jobs. We also have a range of pre-designed agricultural products which we can produce out of lightweight yet durable polyethylene and deliver directly to your property. Make a farmer’s manufacturing process easier by upgrading an old agricultural product with a new and improved version.
As ag technology evolves, more and more practical toys for farmers to play with have entered the market. Drones are new and accessible technology for farmers. They can offer practical services like surveillance and monitoring of produce, but more importantly, they’re good fun to fly. Farmers love inspecting their crop or livestock from above and taking some scenic shots of their property. Some modern farming drones can spread grain, spray chemicals, and use thermal imaging to monitor land. There are several price points to try, we’ve attached a few options but recommend you do your research first.
- Foldable Zenith Drone – FPV Wi-Fi Camera: $79.99
- SYMA W1 Pro Explorer – RC GPS 1080P Wi-Fi FPV Camera Drone: $279
- Splash Drone 3 + Fisherman Plus Pack – Waterproof GPS FPV Fishing Drone: $2300
5. A New Pup
There’s something special about the bond between a farmer and his dog. Four more legs on a property can create plenty of new memories and stories. A pup is a perfect companion for a farmer and can help with the work.
It’s important to gauge the waters here. Sometimes a farmer will find it hard to replace his last canine companion, but when the time is right, a new dog will set your farmer up with a mate for life.
We wrote an article on the best farm dog breeds to have on a property. Give it a read for inspiration.